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Ok, today is Mothers Day so I will say hello and blessings to Mothers and then I rant.
My daughter asked me what I want for Mother's day.   I have one answer .. I want Florida returned to Sanity .  I want Rick Scott 75 pleader of corruption crook GONE.

I read some comments on the edition diary of polls in the gubernatorial race and got so angry I almost threw the computer.  

I have a 9 year old daughter who deserves a quality education in a public school properly funded.   I have a husband who deserves to live and die in his native state without constantly worrying about losing his cool because we have an idiot for a governor.  I have a college kid who deserves lower tutition.  I have black friends who deserve not to be singled out and shot on sight while doing something like walking while black.  I have an adult son who needs the medicaid exchanges.  I have good friends who need food stamps and medical care.  

I have a sister who works from can to can't at 60 years old for less than 6 dollars an hour.   She lost her daughter years ago in a car accident.   She is working today taking care of an elderly woman who does not qualify for a nursing home due to no medicaid.

I am sick of the purism attitude that we can do better than Charlie Crist.  Really?  Who?
Who has the moxy to put Scott out of office?  The tea party is alive and well in Florida and I am quite sure Tea Bag Rick heads it up.  He appointed the most outrageous person to lead the prosecution not once but twice in hate crimes..  She failed miserably at prosecuting...

 Scott has been endorsed by Jeb Bush and we know if Scott goes back in, not only will the state suffer but Jeb will become the GOP nominee and Scott will then be other states problem as well.  The good ole boy network runs strong.. Remember how Katherine Harris was rewarded for delivering W?

Scott is all in the Koch's pocket.    I know many who would  not suffer so badly if there was the  legilazation of medical marijuana.   I am sick of prisons being built, privatized and this governor having his hand in EVERYONE's pocket , especially if they are sick.  This state has the highest population of veterans and don't think he won't push for privatizing that benefit as he already sent his agents in to scope out his great WHITE  hope with the VA,, to fortunately be escorted out, and this a land of private everything.  Charter schools ?  You bet !   His hate on the Gay?
You bet !  He already  blacks out expenses regarding  travel in his lear jet spending taxpayer money?   More of that ! You bet !  Like peeing in a cup?  Compliments of Scott, you bet !  Voter days cut shorter?  You bet !

In the menatime while some of you purism voters sit on your principles of a REAL democrat you make me sick ! I remember a cowboy from California who claimed to be a democrat for years but rode into power as a VERY ultra conservative and shamed all the republicans of that time to show them just how liberal they really were .. His name was Ronald Reagan.  He was the root of our austerity and trickle down.  He brought us the Bush family into our lives and the guns we face now and union busting was all from a  man who claimed at one time to be a democrat.

  Give Charlie Crist a chance as a dem..Who else you got?   Give the people of Florida a chance to live and get off your puritan high horse.  That notion has already been proven wrong with the election of one Ronald The Saint Reagan.
A non vote for Crist is a vote for Scott.  I can forgive a lot of things but it is going to get real nasty on liberal blogs during mid terms because some of us want relief.  Some of us would put another Republican in to rid us of Scott.  Scott is everything a true democrat or independent should hate .  Jeeze who are you people who want Bernie Sanders in every state?  It would be nice but not rational and completely delusional.

Shall I remind you of the demographics here?  We have old, sick people here who are easily swayed.   We have young people like the Dream Defenders who have really put things on the line to be kicked out by Scott and friends.  We have big problems with a man named Scott.
Yeah this is gonna be a meta fight but I am up for it.   You cannot give me one good reason to stay home and not vote Crist because he once was a republican.  You watch as I have people suffering from brain cancer or seizures and no hope for medical marijuana and then tell me about your almighty principles.    You cannot produce one good alternative who could actually get this nutbag out of office.  The one thing republicans know how to do is stand by the candidate and not try and pass a purism test...   Damn...what are you thinking?  

You can sit in the land of Oz while Florida again has WTF attached to every single sig line but I won't sit here and let you spout your higher hopes of delusion without saying something.  My family and others need to our from under the thumb of a crazy man.
Hey...Here is a song dedicated to you !!!!!!

Go ahead.. Stick to your principles and in this case it includes sticking to your guns ....because along with your principles comes Stand your Ground  and probably on steroids !  No medical marijuana and more crazy !  You have a right to not cast a vote but don't come on here complaining about Florida when you had a chance to fix it.   Go find your pink unicorn and ride into a deep blue state of affairs.  Good luck with that notion.   Maybe you have secession plans for the Keys.. Who the hell knows what you are thinking !!!!

Do you folks refusing to vote Crist even live here?   How can you see what has become of this state and not vote for anybody or anything but Scott?   An alligator would  do better governing.  It would at least look out for the swamp.

Read Sem Dem's blog !
Read my diaries !
Read a newspaper !
Jeesh !

Lyrics - Well I don't know why I came here tonight,
I got the feeling that something ain't right,
I'm so scared in case I fall off my chair,
And I'm wondering how I'll get down the stairs,
Clowns to the left of me,
Jokers to the right, here I am,
Stuck in the middle with you.

Yes I'm stuck in the middle with you,
And I'm wondering what it is I should do,
It's so hard to keep this smile from my face,
Losing control, yeah, I'm all over the place,
Clowns to the left of me, Jokers to the right,
Here I am, stuck in the middle with you.

Well you started out with nothing,
And you're proud that you're a self made man,
And your friends, they all come crawlin,
Slap you on the back and say,
Please.... Please.....

Trying to make some sense of it all,
But I can see that it makes no sense at all,
Is it cool to go to sleep on the floor,
'Cause I don't think that I can take anymore
Clowns to the left of me, Jokers to the right,
Here I am, stuck in the middle with you.

Well you started out with nothing,
And you're proud that you're a self made man,
And your friends, they all come crawlin,
Slap you on the back and say,
Please.... Please.....

Well I don't know why I came here tonight,
I got the feeling that something ain't right,
I'm so scared in case I fall off my chair,
And I'm wondering how I'll get down the stairs,
Clowns to the left of me,
Jokers to the right, here I am,
Stuck in the middle with you,
Yes I'm stuck in the middle with you,
Stuck in the middle with you.

And if all of that was not enough to back off with I want a real dem.. read this well
written post just put up...

http://www.dailykos.com/...

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Originally posted to Vetwife on Sun May 11, 2014 at 11:20 AM PDT.

Also republished by North & Central Florida Kossacks and DKos Florida.

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